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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 371-08
May 01, 2008

Flag and General Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has announced that the President has nominated:

 

Col. Martin Neubauer, U.S. Air Force, who has been selected for promotion to brigadier general, to serve as the director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters Pacific Air Force, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

 

The Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Gary Roughead announced the assignments of the following flag officers:

 

Captain Douglass T. Biesel, U.S. Navy, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as commander, Navy Region Midwest, Great Lakes, Ill.  Captain Biesel is currently serving as director, Platforms, Manpower Policy, and Budget, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Captain Jerry K. Burroughs, U.S. Navy, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as Chief Engineer Directorate, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif.  Captain Burroughs is currently serving as program manager for Special Operating Forces and Undersea Mobility, Program Executive Office for Submarines, Washington, D.C.

 

Captain James D. Cloyd, U.S. Navy, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as director, Assessment Division, N81D, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Captain Cloyd is currently serving as director, Strategic Actions Group, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Captain Thomas A. Cropper, U.S. Navy, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, Manama, Bahrain.  Captain Cropper is currently serving as deputy director for Operations and Plans, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Captain Michael T. Franken, U.S. Navy, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as deputy director, Plans and Policy, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.  Captain Franken is currently serving as chief of staff, Third Fleet, San Diego, Calif.

 

Captain Paul A. Grosklags, U.S. Navy, who has been selected to rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as commander, Fleet Readiness Centers, Patuxent River, Md.  Captain Grosklags is currently deputy program executive officer for Air Anti Submarine Warfare Assault and Special Missions Programs, Patuxent River, Md.

 

Captain Sinclair M. Harris, U.S. Navy, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as deputy director, Expeditionary Warfare, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Captain Harris is currently serving as chief for Security Assistance, J5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

 

Captain Margaret D. Klein, U.S. Navy, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as operations officer, N3, Naval Network Warfare Command, Norfolk, Va.  Captain Klein is currently serving as commandant, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

 

Captain Patrick J. Lorge, U.S. Navy, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as commandant, Naval District Washington, Washington, D.C.  Captain Lorge is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Manama, Bahrain.

 

Captain Michael E. McLaughlin, U.S. Navy, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as chief of staff for Navy Enterprise, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Captain McLaughlin is currently serving as chief of staff, Submarine Force Atlantic, U.S. Strategic Command Special Activities Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.

 

Captain William F. Moran, U.S. Navy, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, Norfolk, Va.  Captain Moran is currently serving as executive assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Captain Dixon R. Smith, U.S. Navy, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as commander, Navy Region Hawaii/Commander, Naval Surface Group, MIDPAC, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Captain Smith is currently serving as commander, Naval Base San Diego, San Diego, Calif.

 

 

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